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The Maritime Silk Road and the PLA: Part Two

By Analysis, China

Following on his previous piece examining the various strategic and other motivations behind China’s desire for an increased military presence west of Singapore and laying out China’s basic purpose in building up a military presence and supporting bases along the Maritime Silk Road, this continuation…

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The Maritime Silk Road and the PLA: Part One

By Analysis, China

The past decade has seen a considerable amount of speculation concerning China’s military intentions in the Indian Ocean (and overseas generally), revolving in large part around the “String of Pearls” concept (namely, a possible network of future Chinese naval and military installations stretching across the…

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